Friends and fellow long time supporters of the land trust Carolie Evans and Paul Proulx reflect on the life of Sarah (Sally) Richards who passed away on April 3rd, 2011. Together with her late husband Fred, she was a tireless supporter of conservation and land preservation projects in and around Guilford.
The Guilford Land Conservation Trust wishes to recognize the passing of Sarah (Sally) Richards on April 3, 2011. Sally was an extraordinary individual. A wonderful friend, a hard worker, educated, thoughtful and always there when you needed her.
I first met Sally in the 60’s. She was leading a walk to discuss salt marshes describing how they function and their importance. She was standing in her boots in the marsh, her son George who at the most was probably 2 or 3, was standing the marsh behind her. Sally was scooping up mud, looking for crabs, etc. All of a sudden, those gathered listening to the lecture, realized George was slowing sinking. Without missing a beat, Sally turned, picked up George and moved him to higher ground and went on with her talk. What an amazing presence of mind. [Read more…]